LINGUIST List 23.5247

Fri Dec 14 2012

Calls: General Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 13-Dec-2012
From: Israel Sanz <>
Subject: 42nd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest
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Full Title: 42nd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest Short Title: LASSO
Date: 26-Sep-2013 - 28-Sep-2013 Location: New Brunswick, NJ, USA Contact Person: Israel Sanz
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-May-2013

Meeting Description:

42nd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest
September 26-28, 2013
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Hosted by The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)
Co-sponsored by West Chester University (WCU)

Keynote speaker: Robert Blake, University of California - Davis.

The conference theme for the 42nd Annual Conference of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest is ‘Spanish in the Age of Technology.’

LASSO Membership:

Participation in LASSO is a privilege of membership; this means that an individual must be a current member in order to present a paper and be listed in the conference program. You may fill out a membership form at the same time you register for the conference online. Membership includes a subscription to the Southwest Journal of Linguistics.

Call for Papers:

We welcome abstracts for papers in all areas of linguistics. Abstracts for papers or panels on Spanish in the Age of Technology, and more specifically on Online/Distance Learning (DL) in Second Language Higher Education are especially welcome. Proposals for complete panels with 2-4 speakers are also welcome.

Submissions by graduate students are welcome, and students are eligible for the Helmut Esau Prize, which includes a $400 cash award.

Deadline for abstract/proposal submission is May 15, 2013. Early submission of panel proposals is desirable.

Presentation Format:

Presentation time for papers will be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion. Abstracts may be in English or Spanish. Presentations should be given in the same language as the abstract. Only one abstract as single author and a second as co-author will be accepted from any one individual.

Abstract Format:

Abstracts should be 250-500 words, single-spaced in 12 point Times New Roman font. Abstracts should summarize the main points and indicate key aspects of the data and methodology. Use of special font items should be kept to a minimum. In general, omit the bibliography. Abstracts will be distributed via the Internet as received.

At the beginning of the abstract, write the title of the paper. At the end of the abstract, repeat the title and also list the author’s name (if more than one author, list names in the order they should appear in the program), academic affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email. If the author will not be available at his/her usual address or email during the summer, provide summer contact information in the cover email.

Abstract Submission:

Abstracts should be submitted via EasyAbs: as a .pdf, .txt, .doc or .odt file. Special font items travel best in a .pdf file. For questions, email Do not submit abstracts to this email address.

Authors will receive a reply notifying them that their abstracts are under consideration. If such notification has not been received within one week, the abstract did not reach its destination and should be resent. Authors will be notified by late July as to whether their papers have been accepted.

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